CLAS 315: `The Study of imaginative tales of the Greeks and Romans, with emphasis upon their literature and its impact on occidental literature in general.'
*This is an upper-division course. It is NOT open to first-term first year students, and to any person who does NOT have the lower-division writing requirement taken care of. Please note that Concurrent Enrollment students should check immediately to see if there is room in the course.
Goals of the Course
REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS COURSE:
- (1) A MID-TERM EXAM, of approximately 50 minutes, which will be held (tentatively) on WEDNESDAY of the eighth week of the course. This quiz will test all the material in Powell and the Class Materials, whether actually discussed in class or not. Please note that the official course description in the University Catalogue treats this as a course focusing on Greek and Roman literature. The midterm will include (but not be limited to) short ID's (names of characters, terms, places, concepts) and an essay. There will be a selection in every part.
- (2) A FINAL EXAM, of approximately 1 1/2 hours, which will be held at the time determined in the Course Schedule. It is not possible to arrange advance exams at all; this is a University regulation--not mine; alternate arrangements for a Final will be by way of an INCOMPLETE. The final will test material mostly from the time of the midterm up to the assignment for the last class. The format will be similar to that of the midterm.
- (3) QUIZZES, of about 10 minutes each (perhaps four in all), of different formats each time. They may include True-&-False, Fill-in-the-blanks, identify the speaker or author of a passage, etc. (literature being an important component of the course).
- (4) WRITING: This is an upper-division writing course. There is a minimum requirement that each student produce at least 2500 words of written material. Part of this is satisfied by essays on the Midterm and Final, but there is also a written INTERNET ASSIGNMENT. Directions will be provided in class during the second week of the term. 10%
THE INSTRUCTOR USES THE +/- GRADING OPTION.
Department of Foreign Languages regulations mandate various rules with regard to student attendance. Departmental policy considers attendance as mandatory, and subject to being considered an aspect of the final course grade. Three `unexcused absences' are allowed (in a twice-a-week format this means TWO), after which the instructor is entitled (but not required) to lower the student's grade by one full step (e.g. from B- to C-). Therefore, if you will be absent, you should produce a WRITTEN EXCUSE with appropriate documentation (medical note, employer's letter, etc.). Oral excuses or unverified excuses are not acceptable. To verify attendance, the Instructor will circulate a sign-up sheet at each class. It is the duty of the student to sign the sheet. If there is no signature, it is presumed that the student did not attend that class, and the sheet constitutes prima facie evidence to the fact. An attendance sheet may not be signed after the class period ends.
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